Weekly Update
Milwaukee County EMS Receives AHA Mission Lifeline EMS Gold Plus Award

Last week, Milwaukee County EMS and it's provider fire departments, which includes North Shore Fire/Rescue were awarded the American Heart Association's Mission Lifeline EMS Gold Plus Award for exceeding quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks. 

This achievement is the result of the hard work and dedication of every Milwaukee County provider at all skill levels. Over 100,000 patients were served in the EMS system in 2016.

Nice Work BC Jim Mayer

Battalion Chief Jim Mayer was recognized this week by Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele for his work on the new Milwaukee County Radio System. Jim has been key in making sure the system meets the needs of the users, especially the fire/ems users in the County. 
Stop & See Us At Bayshore

Our Fire/Rescue Explorers will compete against other Fire/Rescue Explorer Units from around the State throughout the day in the Fire Explorer Challenge. This competitive event is exciting and fun to watch.

Weekly Summary
  • A garage fire in Glendale caused damage to the garage and a neighboring home and two garages on May 26. Firefighters arrived on scene in five minutes, but the fire had already spread from the fully involved garage to the home and two adjacent garages. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
  • A fire in the kitchen of the Holiday Inn in Glendale was held in check by a fire sprinkler system before the arrival of fire units in the early morning hours of May 25. Crews were initially dispatched for a fire alarm and found smoke in the building upon arrival. The remaining fire was extinguished by the fire department and occupants were allowed to reenter the building.  
  • Fire/EMS crews have been training with the Joint Fire Training Academy Recruits this week. Topics covered include use of ladders, search and rescue, ventilation of a structure on fire and salvage and overhaul of property.
  • The Department will train personnel on a new asset and inventory management program next week.
Calls for Service This Week

Incident Type
Incident Count
Weekly Average (2015 & 2016)
Emergency Medical
Weekly Average (2015 & 2016)

Priority 1 & 2 Calls
Meeting Response Goal of 7:02
(goal of 90%)
Average Response Time
Priority 1 & 2 Calls
5 minutes 36 seconds
(goal of 6 minutes)

*Priority 1 & 2 calls are calls for service which the Department sends an initial responding unit to a scene with lights and sirens operating. Priority 3 calls are responses that are considered non-emergent.
Documents of Interest

2017 Department Strategic Plan 

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